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Old-timers kick off tour of Led Zeppelin in Croatia

They have a whole lotta years on them. Not to worry, say Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, who are kicking off a new Led Zeppelin tour.

"We'll be just as good, or bad, as ever," Page, the band's 54-year-old guitarist, told a fan on a radio call-in show Friday in Croatia.Revered by hard-rock fans for such quarter-century-old hits as "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love," Led Zeppelin is giving a Saturday night concert in Zagreb to start its second world tour since Page and Plant reunited in 1995.

The band, one of the best-selling groups of all time with 68.8 million records sold, broke up in 1980 with the death of drummer John Bonham.

Reconstituted version or not, Croatians snatched up 10,000 tickets for the concert soon after they went on sale.

But in the live radio interview, the age issue was a constant theme.

A caller said he saw them on TV upon their arrival, "and I'm not so happy to see that you are so old now."